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Fishermen slam plan to release tainted water via The Japan Times Online

Tokyo Electric Power Co. drew heavy fire from fishermen’s groups Thursday after announcing plans to release water contaminated with low-level radiation into the Pacific, possibly in March.

High-level radioactive water leaked into the sea from the Fukushima No. 1 plant in April, drawing flak not only from fishermen but also from other Pacific Rim countries. After the incident, Tepco released low-level contaminated water to make room for more toxic water.

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  1. Norma Field says

    This outrageous practice–the need for which presumably could and should have been anticipated–should stir protest from all Pacific Rim countries. Is official objection from Korea and China required before Tepco and the Japanese government bestir themselves to seek alternative measures?

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